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  1. StingRaysfan

    Navigator 12/2/18 Cancelled- Chartered

    Hahaha they really are terrible commercials! Lol but... I still bought my recent Optima there and am booked to cruise with huge in December now... how do I pass up a cruise for only port fees and taxes? Sigh Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  2. I'm sure they do, but I didn't do one. You'd have to check out the boards or NCLs website for that. I don't remember seeing private vendors when we got off the ship, but it was a few years back so. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  3. I didn't feel unsafe AT ALL! We ported at an old fort full of shops you walk through and then you head across the floating bridge to the city. All the colorful buildings.... all I did was walk around, shop, and take a ride on the floating bridge as it opened for ships and it's one of my all time favorite ports. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  4. If you haven't been you're going to LOVE Curacao! And overnight in Aruba.... shoot, I'll take your place! Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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    EPIC- Barcelona vs "Rome" embarkation

    I'm doing that itinerary next June too and honestly it came down to which city I wanted to spend more time in.... and that was Rome. So much I want to see there that I had to chose Rome. I'll figure out all the rest and transportation issues later.
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    Live from the victory......

    NICE! I've been on the Victory twice now and will be on her again a month from today! Keep her looking pretty, and tell the blackjack dealers to prepare for my arrival :) Glad you've had an amazing time!
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    Longest Booked Cruise

    We booked in June for our April 28th, 2018 cruise on the Paradise!!! It was over 600 days at the time :/. But, we are getting married on board. Usually booking for me is about a year out (if that). Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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    Grand Cayman Wedding through Carnival

    It sounds really nice ladies!! Grand Cayman, or any tendering port would be a big concern for me because ships do miss that port due to wind and weather frequently. You may want to check and see if there is a contingency plan in place just in case :) good luck to you all! Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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    Carnival Inspiration/Imagination Wedding

    Hracing congrats on your wedding!! My very first cruise was a wedding on the Inspiration. It was awesome... so much so that I'm currently booked to get married on the Paradise. The wedding I went too they got married in the main theatre and the reception was in the dance club. I think it really depends on how many weddings they do that day and who has the largest amount of people. You may not get a choice, but it's worth trying Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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    Side note.. that article obviously means my cruise ship wedding will result in a lasting marriage! Yay!! Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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    Truth! My cruise wedding and reception... 3000 bucks (minus the cruise, which as a cruiser Is do ANYWAY).... other people's weddings range from 10-100k and average around 25k so I'm not really sure why those opinions are even posted here. Its affordable as hell comparatively and I saved a lot of money by doing it this way. Why post if you aren't even reasonably in the know about it?? Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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    Booking a group cruise

    Everyone doesn't have to book at the same time, however there is a limited window of time for them to book. You don't put a deposit down though. I didn't bother with a group booking because I needed to book my room before the wedding and I'm giving my guests plenty of time to consider it. I didn't want to feel like I had to put any pressure on my guests to book. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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    That's a really good idea VASOXFAN.... we already planned on a party (to quench his desire for a pizza party.....sigh) the night before but transportation I did not think about! Thank You!!!! Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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    Agreed, though I do think you have to treat those who do come well. Some of the responses here were pretty ridiculous. Its definitely a choice nobody MUST pay to go Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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    We are getting married on the Paradise! We are doing it before we leave the Port of Tampa. We live near the port so we will have sailing and nonsailing guests. We haven't even sent out save the dates yet and already have 6 cabins booked. Don't listen to the naysayers but be prepared for declines. The thing about a destination wedding is that you have to be ok even if it's just you and your fiancé. People DO have a choice of whether to go or not, you aren't forcing them. Also, as previously mentioned check out the weddings and honeymoons board over in the special interest cruising section Sent from my iPhone using Forums